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PhD Stipend in Statistics at the Department of Mathematical Sciences (17-22081)

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Mathematical Sciences a PhD stipend is available within the doctoral programme Mathematics, Physics and Computational Science. The stipend is open for appointment from 01.02.2023 or soon thereafter. The Department of Mathematical Sciences conducts research in a wide range of mathematical disciplines and has three study programmes: mathematics (including a specialization in statistics at the master level), mathematical economics, and mathematics-technology. The department offers an international and informal working environment. The department is proud of its long tradition for good social relations and collaboration among colleagues. Employees at the department have great opportunities to shape the direction of their professional activities. For more information about the department, please see Department of Mathematical Sciences: https://www.math.aau.dk/english

Job description

The project aims at using new statistical learning methodology for applications in wireless communications. To that end the PhD student will work with Associate Professor Christophe A.N. Biscio, in collaboration with Professor Petar Popovski from the Connectivity Section at the Department of Electronic Systems. 

The position is available for a candidate who has knowledge and competencies in both mathematical statistics and engineering. In particular, an understanding of spatial statistics of point processes and random fields is an advantage. Moreover, the candidate must be highly motivated by inter-disciplinary research. Although the scientific content would be mainly in mathematics, the candidate will be expected to work on the engineering application of its work to wireless communication systems. In that sense, knowledge in information theory and/or signal processing is also considered an advantage.

Qualification requirements:

The PhD stipend has a duration of three years. Applicants to the PhD scholarship must hold a degree equivalent to a Danish Master's degree. Applicants enrolled at a Danish Master program who expect to graduate before the appointment date must forward a statement from the thesis supervisor, verified transcripts, a copy of the thesis contract, and documentation for the date of their final exam.

Please find information on admission requirements for PhD positions on the website of the Doctoral School.

Working and living in Aalborg and Denmark

The city of Aalborg is lively with a wide variety of music and cultural events, top notch restaurants, fresh air and easy access to natural parks, forests, and great beaches. Aalborg Airport is well connected with the major hubs of Copenhagen Airport and Schiphol.

As employee at Aalborg University you obtain health insurance as a resident of Denmark. This also includes family members officially residing in Denmark. 

Information about life in Denmark in general, health care, tax etc. can be found at the International Staff Unit page https://www.isu.aau.dk/ and https://lifeindenmark.borger.dk/

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Christophe A.N. Biscio, christophe@math.aau.dk concerning the scientific aspects of the stipend.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Master's degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of Engineering and Science in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 1039 of August 27, 2013 on the PhD Programme at the Universities and Certain Higher Artistic Educational Institutions. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed at regular points in time.

Shortlisting will be applied. This means that subsequent to the deadline for applications the head of department supported by the chair of the assessment committee will select candidates for assessment. All applicants will be informed whether they will be assessed or not.

For further information about stipends and salary as well as practical issues concerning the application procedure contact The Doctoral School at The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: aauphd@adm.aau.dk

For more information of The Doctoral School of Engineering and Science: www.phd.engineering.aau.dk 

The application is only to be submitted online by using the "Apply online" button below.

AAU wishes to reflect the diversity of society and welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background or belief.


Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of 28 June 2019 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the current Circular of 11 December 2019 on the employment structure at Danish universities.

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